Hell, last December I even wrote about doctoring up eleven McDoubles.) So a few weeks ago, when I read that McDonald's would be introducing a Triple Cheeseburger, I figured it might be even better than the McDouble.
But I didn't rush out to try it. McDonald's - well, all fast food - was a much bigger part of my life back in California. With all the delis, pizza joints and Chinese take-outs close to me in Brooklyn (I would walk by at least a dozen of them combined before I got to the nearest fast food joint, other than Five Guys), fast food doesn't really figure into the equation.
The other day I was walking by and, for the first time, did not see a line of people inside McDonald's. (Often the line literally goes out the door.) So I decided to pop in and try the Triple Cheeseburger. It was $2 plus tax.
One of which I'll be making tonight...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
I was out for a walk the other day, however, and a slice of pizza (or two) sounded like a great lunch. I noticed quite a few people in Wi Pie. I didn't know anything about the place, but I figured with all those customers, at the very least the pizza would be fresh.
It was kind of a clusterf**k inside, there was no rhyme or reason to the way they were taking orders. So, when I felt everyone who was already there before me had ordered, I elbowed my way to the front of the counter and loudly placed my order: one slice of Margherita, one barbecue chicken. Into the oven my two slices went.
The Margherita was a first for me: it had Parmesan cheese on it. I've never seen (or, I suppose tasted) it that way. At first bite it was distracting. But as I got closer to the edge of the crust, where the tomato sauce was concentrated, I kind of liked the way the cheese contrasted with the sweet sauce. The best Margherita I've ever had was from Totonno's in Manhattan, many years ago, long before I had a blog. The worst Margherita was a frozen one from Whole Foods. Wi Pie's is right in the middle.
The crust at Wi Pie was quite good and they reheated it for the perfect amount of time. So I would certainly have no problem returning (although I would just stick with plain cheese on my next visit). But I'm not in any hurry to, and if I never do, oh well.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
These are one of my favorite candies ever, and I have not seen them in any stores in a couple of years. Did I need to get a case of 24? Probably not. But it's not like they're going to go to waste.
Posted by JustinM at 10:00 AM
Friday, July 27, 2012
The room is tiny; I tried to take a couple photos but it was impossible to do without people taking up the majority of the shot.
I'd planned to stop in just for a hot dog and ended up not even ordering one. But that's okay, I will absolutely be back. I want to try the "Vinh" (a banh mi-style hot dog with pork pate and pickles), but I'll probably end up ordering the Wangding (pork belly, cucumber and scallions) simply because it sounds fun to say.
Posted by JustinM at 9:52 AM
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Black Garlic Peppercorn Steakhouse Burgers
I grilled one of those amazing brisket-and-short rib patties from Paisanos, slathered black garlic mayo on a kaiser roll, added caramelized onions and blue cheese, then finished it off with A.1. Peppercorn steak sauce.
Lime Pickle Crab Cakes
Smoked Paprika Whiskey Pickle Burgers
French Curry Mustard Salami Sandwiches
Posted by JustinM at 9:00 AM